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Are We Prepared if Avian Flu Hits?

July 1, 2005
by David Goldstein
Kansas City Star

An avian flu pandemic could claim the lives of as many as 16,000 people in Missouri and Kansas, according to a study by a public-health research group. In a pandemic — if it hits — about 2 million Kansans and Missourians could be infected and 70,000 victims could need hospital treatment, the report by the Trust for America’s Health estimated.

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